The sorting of jobs seems to be broken on careers. It doesn´t matter which sort option I choose, the jobs are always sorted by "Date posted".

As an example when I select sort by "Job title" it gets reset to "Date posted".

The URLs are

"Date posted"-> http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs?searchTerm=&location=

"Job title"->http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs?searchTerm=&location=&sort=t

"Company name"->http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs?searchTerm=&location=&sort=c

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to careers
  2. Click Search-Button without entering any search terms
  3. Change sort by to "Job title" -> result is that sort by gets reset to "Date posted"
  • Working fine where there is a search term: careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs?searchTerm=C%23&sort=t :) Mar 11, 2014 at 13:51
  • I suspect this fix might have introduced this bug.. Mar 11, 2014 at 13:53
  • @ShadowWizard ok interesting. I clicked directly on search-Button,without specifying search terms, on the home page of careers and then changed the filter what results in the described behavior.
    – Jehof
    Mar 11, 2014 at 13:56
  • Sure, not doubting there is a bug, just adding some extra details that might help the dev team to debug this. :) Mar 11, 2014 at 13:57
  • @ShadowWizard I think the problem is the Search-Button on the Homepage cause it appends this ?searchTerm=&location=, while the Search-Button on the other pages do not.
    – Jehof
    Mar 11, 2014 at 13:59
  • It's working that way because you didn't specify any search terms. If you were to search by any criteria, it would sort correctly. Still a bug but a minor one. I'll see what we can do.
    – Juice StaffMod
    Mar 11, 2014 at 14:11
  • 3
    Confirmed, we're working on a fix.
    – Max
    Mar 11, 2014 at 14:13
  • @Juice yes of course, but i have not build up the query string on my own. This was done by Careers clicking the search-button on home page. I will update my question accordingly
    – Jehof
    Mar 11, 2014 at 14:25
  • @Jehof I understand. What I mean is you performed a search without filling out the what or the where search fields. That's what is causing the bug. Had you put anything in either field, the sorting would be working correctly.
    – Juice StaffMod
    Mar 11, 2014 at 14:26

1 Answer 1


I've now fixed this - there was a bug where the default sort order was being set, which was causing the sort order to be overridden in some circumstances.


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